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RATINGS: 807   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale is our homage to the craft and heritage of America’s brewers. Recipes calling for the use of pumpkins in beer date back to early colonial times, when brewers sought to extend their supply of costly imported malt with locally grown ingredients, such as squash and "pompions."
In that spirit, we brew our ale with the addition of pumpkin to the mash, along with traditional spices to create a delicious American original.

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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
LeRose (79) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 12, 2012
Poured deep golden, a bit hazy from the bottle. One finger foamy head that dissipated quickly to a little layer that persisted and clung nicely to the glass. Aroma was a surprise hit of hops and a subtle, not overpowering pumpkin pie. Taste more or less followed, something of an IPA like taste with nice hops, bitter finish,, pumpkin pie sort of in the middle. Nice, overall. Some pumpkin, a touch of cinnamon, nutmeg, maybe clove. Aftertaste was definite, something almost objectionable, very lingering. Sort of peppery tingle that I find confusing. Not sure if it is supposed to be that way, but if clove is in there it makes sense. Good brew, probably not in the permanent rotation here, but enjoyable and would drink again.


3.4
Block (3183) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 12, 2017
Backlog entry. Good flavors, close to style, as expected without too many surprises.

3
blynde77 (19) - - NOV 4, 2017
The first few sips out of the bottle weren't bad, although certainly not great, for a pumpkin beer. It didn't have the "flavored water" taste and body of other low end pumpkins (like shipyard), so it's decent in the fall, but not a go to. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
Dacrza (1034) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - NOV 2, 2017
DATE: November 2, 2017... OCCASION: last practice of soccer 2017--a beautiful night... GLASSWARE: Abita pint... pours a somewhat murky river-yellow orange, with a ring of fleeting off-white head that shows meager foam clinging to the glass... cinnamon, nutmeg, biscuit malts, pumpkin, yes, and some earthiness--underwhelming, but at least detectable... mellow, soft and fuzzy mouthfeel, one that leaves a syrupy sweet finish... drinkable, smooth and coating... the cinnamon and nutmeg are not demonstrative... apple and pear offer residual... almost reads as a lager... borderlines as a fruit beer, and not representative of its 45 IBUs either... with so many full-flavored fall seasonals available, this doesn't really move the needle....

3
BColan (24) - - OCT 27, 2017
A nice pumpkin beer. More cinnomen and uyager tasting. Not the best. Could use more pumpkin. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
tfontana (1123) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 17, 2017
Taster pour at Powder Keg Beer and Chili Festival. Appearance is light brown hazy with finger-width white foamy head, mild lacing. Aroma is light pumpkin spice, general maltiness. Taste is light pumpkin--not overpoweringly sweet, perhaps not sweet enough--and not much else. Palate is medium bodied with average-to-lively carbonation and moderately pumpkin-y finish but surprisingly not sweet, even a little bit bitter. Overall, often spice/herb/vegetable beers whack you over the head with whatever the special flavor they have. This one is too restrained and there isn't enough of a base beer behind it to rescue it. Forgettable.

2.8
Gorgosh (517) - SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2017
Välkommen till en exkursion i farmors kryddhylla. Här hittar vi allt trevligt som hör julen till. Särskilt smaken av nejlika. Som sitter som klistrad rakt igenom hela flaskan. Pumpan då? Den känns det inte ett spår av.

3.1
melush (4689) - SPAIN - AUG 21, 2017
65cl Bottle @ Cervezalandia, Vall d’Uixo, Spain Amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma is malt, sweet, pumpkin, hints of spices. Taste is malt, caramel, pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg. Medium body, average to soft carbonation.

3.4
Svesse (8767) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2017
(Bottle) Hazy amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Malty, spicy nose with dried fruit, pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, toffee and rye bread. Malty, spicy taste with notes of dried fruit, spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, clove), honey, toast, herbal hints of oregano and a balanced spicy bitterness in the finish. Medium body, mainly dry. Tasty and well balanced. Quite nice.

3
LLaurin (525) - Motala, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2017
Nose is very rich in flavours with pimpernell and some muscot nut. Looks really nice in medium amber with white head. Taste is like gingerbread and x-mas time. Palate is short but not bad.

3.3
Iznogud (4312) - CROATIA - JAN 19, 2017
On tap at Vrteška 2016, Belgrade. Pours golden orange with small white head. Malty, spicy, pumpkin, cinnamon, light caramel. Some sweetness. Medium bodied. Quite decent actually.


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